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the early years of her life with john quincy, they attend numerous types of churches, especially whoever the rotating preacher was in the capital during the secretary of state and presidency years could be presbyterian or unitarian. an ends up very much episcopal thinker, high church and is very, in her later years, she spends a lot of time reminiscing and reflecting on the role of religion and it's very much an important piece for her. >> next up is nick in prince frederick, maryland, hi, nick. >> first of all, thank you for this great program. i'm glad you are part of it. we have links to louisa catherine here. her uncle was one of maryland's first governors. the most we have is what of our town centers, we have a plaque. and a book where you get an impression of louisa catherine that she is very involved in the politics of washington. you don't get the sense of whether it is just a surface or whether her words are contributing to the compromises that are made during that time. would you mind commenting on those two things? >> that is louisa catherine's birth family. in marylan
and elsewhere, the u.s. is trying to prevent one. our chief washington correspondent john harwood has the latest on the possible deficit reduction deal. hi, john. >> it's an interesting blend of confrontation and cooperation. call it a controlled battle because you've got the u.s. senate today taking up a bill to avert a government shutdown by sustaining government funding beyond march 27th. the house has already passed the bill. there are differences between the two chambers and the two parties on what they want to do to the effects of the the bill. it smoothed out some things. made it easier for the pentagon to adjust. the senate has other departments which it's trying to help. still some disagreements there. but they expect to be worked out by the end of the week. at the same time, there's a huge gap between the two long-term budget plans that the two parties are pushing. and john boehner over the weekend said, we're done with tax increases. he was repeating that position. the house white house responded, the senior adviser, saying no deal is possible as long as john boehner is in that place.
a matter of perception? we're going to see here in the coming months whether he sends john kerry back with a really serious mission to do something between the israelis and palestinians and what does he follow up on with respect to turkey, syria, etc. the >> well, it looks like he's going to go back fairly early. and one thing interesting is secretary of state clinton kept her distance from the israeli-palestinian issue. i think you will see secretary kerry in the middle of this. clinton may have been thinking about the pobbletd of running for president someday, john kerry has been there, done that. and heard in that clip where prime minister netanyahu said the iranians would not move unless there was a credible threat of military action, and you heard the president come out very clearly saying containment is not my policy, they're not going to get a weapon no matter what we need to go do. and i think even though he's said that before, they needed to hear it right there and the iranians needed to hear it right there. >> while he was over there, there were some pretty horrific accusati
, overseas, on the heels of tough talk in iraq, secretary of state john kerry gets ready for a face-to-face meeting with president karzai in afghanistan. we'll go live to kabul in just a minute. >>> and back at home, the biggest voices in the gun debate square off as congress gets ready to consider changes that have both sides up in arms. >> good morning from mason middle school in mason, ohio. today is monday, march 25th, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown." >> our thanks to the eighth graders at mason middle school in ohio. even that kid lying down. that would have been me in eighth grade. good morning to all of you. i'm chris alizza in for chuck todd this morning. secretary of state john kerry is in afghanistan on a previously unannounced appearance in the war zone. the second stop on a solo trip that took him to iraq over the weekend. but this was no photo op. kerry took the opportunity to have what he called a spirited discussion with iraqi leaders about their failure to stop or even inspect daily flights from iran, carrying weapons to the syrian army through iraqi air space.
to be involved is currently being detained. >> john folton former uss ambassador to the united nations talked about how the white house is handling the attack. >> part of the administration -- the problem here is many think they engaged in a cover up they made up the story about the attack. >> i will ask him about his take on the benghazi investigation with the new developments. about that man elizabeth just talked about who is in custody in libya. we don't know witness or suspects but yet we have not had access to him either. stay tuned for that. now iran showing off the art land it represents iran's first oil heavy presence in the state water. the ship is armed with surface to surface air missiles plus anti aircraft batteries. ahmadinejad is in port city iran. iran says it put 18 people on trial for their involvement in the killings of several nuclear scientists. this have you had yo showing the most recent attack since january. this showed 5 out of 10 scientists died. iran accused the u.s. and britain of being behind it. ve israel has not commented. the trial will begin in months. on the s
i'll call for steve or or john from el paso county sheriff's office. >> inspect john st. augustine with the el paso county sheriff's office. i want to first begin by -- >> all right. you're listening to a press conference there in texas as authorities are talking about how they are cooperating in texas with colorado authorities as they try to look into these two separate shooting incidents and trying to determine whether indeed there is a link between the person, the suspect who was -- who died who was shot and killed there in texas and if there's a link between that person and the corrections chief that was shot right outside his home in colorado springs. let's go to jim spellman once again joining us there in colorado springs. again, jim, give us an idea of where authorities are going from here as they try to draw a connection between these two situations. >> first thing they want to do is see if they can link any evidence found at the crime scene of the tom clements murder here in colorado with that car. i asked does that mean shell ka casings, fingerprints, but they wopt tell m
. they were not the heirs of the presidency. no one thought of john gardner or harry truman. roosevelt didn't think of him as the mayor of the presidency. he didn't tell him anything. >> he didn't have an office in the white house. >> they didn't of great favor to keep them informed to he been in cabinet meetings. he ran their and the same thing with the national security council. eisenhower sent all three raised in 1957 after nixon became close to john foster dulles after eisenhower's heart attack and he suggested that nixon should visit when the gold coast got its independence. so that's what eisenhower did to try to get mix enough to speed. ki said they don't want someone that is just going to bang a gavel in the senate. >> so there are people who argue that there's the experience of losing such a close election to john f. kennedy in 1960 that the was the trauma. you are laying the foundation for an argument -- no camano. >> he was a father figure and he couldn't please his father figure. >> i'm not going to go into the psychoanalysis. >> everyone else was starting with it. >> i don't th
, but he's turning it over to his new secretary of state. >> john kerry is very interested in pursuing this. they knows the region very well, and president obama said, fine -- in a way this trip -- this is an unusual trip in that president obama is advancing the secretary of state, who is here right now, but will be coming back pretty frequently, so president obama is not going to -- he's going to talk about the palestinian issue in his business speech tomorrow, i think, but bakley he's trying to set the stage to reset the relationship with israel, with its government in particular so that john kerry can come in and with new ideas and be received, better than some of obama's first-term ideas were received. so there is a point to this trip, but it's a building block trip. >>> jeff goldberg, thank you very much, as always. >> thank you. >>> and up next, in our "daily fix" who killed the senate assault weapons ban. >>> plus mark sanford survives round 1 in south carolina, and why is bill clinton getting involved in the kentucky democratic senate race against ashley judd? send me your thoughts
. secretary of state john kerry. martin fletcher is live for must tel aviv with more. martin, good to see you, sir. who is kerry planning on meeting with? >> reporter: well, hi, craig. he is going to be seeing the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyau this evening, having dinner together. i guess if president obama's visit here to try to turn things around was step one in that attempt, step two is a visit now of the secretary of state john kerry. he is going to be meeting with the prime minister. he met earlier in the day in jordan with the palestinian leader, mahmoud abbas. his talks are all going to be about how it put into action what president obama talked about, which was a renewed peace process between israeli and the palestinians. that's what his job is going to be. there is hope there will be serious negotiations in tweaks if the americans have their way. >> one of the key headlines from the trip is the diplomatic deal he broader between israel and turkey. how significant is this olive branch between the two countries? >> reporter: i think very significant, craig. very significant
chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by, and john king are joining us from amman, jordan, where the president wrapped up his trip. he has done well in jordan, now the hard work begins. where do we go from here? >> reporter: the white house feels he accomplished what they set out as his primary goal, which was to reconnect with the israeli people and convince them that he understands where they're coming from on the primary security issues. the big question as you point out, can this lead to real accomplishments, that would be on the peace front with palestinians, simply too many questions that remain outstanding when it comes to settlements and exchange of prisoners, other major issues that the arab world and palestinians are unsatisfied with. and syria, iran, these are still just two looming trouble spots that are unaddressed at this point, but what we do know, the president and netanyahu prime minister of israel ended the note on a renewed -- >> reporter: the frost melted, major concession from netanyahu, they now have a real partnership, ability to work togethe
by aiding secular forces. secretary of state john kerry has urged iraq to take action to stop iranian flights carrying arms to the al-assad regime to iraqi airspace. john kerry made the comments during a surprise visit to baghdad where he met with iraqi prime minister of maliki. >> i made it very clear that for those of us who are engaged in an effort to see president al- assad step down and to see a democratic process take hold with the transitional government according to the geneva communicate, those of us engaged in that effort, anything that supports president al-assad is problematic. and i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran are in fact helping to sustain president al-assad. and his regime. >> syriza's man opposition leader has announced his resignation in the latest sign of deep divisions among those fighting president a sad. moaz thank you said he was quitting as president of the syrian national coalition -- he had faced criticism from his own ranks for offering to negotiate with assad. and a further sign of turmoil among anti-government gro
supporting corporate welfare. and then the next day john boehner says, uh-uh. we are not going to close those loopholes on oil companies or hedge fund managers or people who park their profits overseas. we are going to give them all of the corporate welfare that will we can. i have to tell you. i think it's a good report. i don't think the republican party is going to pay any attention to it. and i think unless the republican party changes, i think we could see the republican party out of the running and a third party taking over and the republican party being in the dust bin of history mark my words, they pay attention to this romped, they change their policies, not just their delivery or they go in the dust bin of history. that's my take away from this g.o.p. report. do you think they will change? 866-55-press. do you think they are big enough to change? do you think they realize how out of touch they are with american people? give us a call. let's talk about it. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops
reporter kristy john call me. >> can you take us through what happened? you heard the fire alarm, started to leave your room and what happened? >> usually when the fire alarm goes off in my apartment it's usually somebody burning something on the stove. i opened my door to see what was burning. i didn't see any smoke or anything. i just saw my roommate, james, just standing in front of me, approximately like four feet in front of me with some kind of assault rifle. he had it pointed down at the ground but as soon as i opened the door he just made eye contact with me and started raising it towards my head. >> when he made eye contact with you, what did he look like? what was his expression? >> he just had a really cold, hard stare. >> so you guys weren't exactly friends. >> no. i lived with him -- i moved into my apartment at the beginning of fall semester, fall of 2012. you know, i have tried to get to know him and stuff. but, no, we're not friends. he's just very anti-social. he doesn't want to know me. he doesn't want to make friends. he just keeps to himself. >> so you opened your door
cnn co-workers? the answer, i'm in the middle. at least i'm beating john berman by a lot. john berman who of course went to harvard. you can check how my bracket is faring against my fellow cnn anchors at cnn.com/brackets. yankee fans won't be seeing the injured alex rodriguez for a while. many are happy about that and major league baseball may be trying to keep him off the field for even longer. there are reports today that the league will file a lawsuit against people linked to the south florida clinic at the center of the latest steroid scandal. the biogenesis clinic has been called the east coast balco. former mvps alex rodriguez and ryan braun have been tied to it going after the clinic in court may be the only way for prosecutors to build a case for suspending the players without an actual positive drug test. as our first week comes to a close we want to hear from you. how's my driving? let us know what you like, what you would change about the lead, e-mail us at the lead@cnn.com. >>> coming up in our money lead, selling pot is not just a side business for entrepreneurial high s
. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. majofundinis provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. and by reva and david logan, committed to investigative journalism as the guardian of the public interest. additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by tfrontline journalism fund, supporting investigative reporting and enterprise journalism. >> narrator: guardian reporter ghaith abdul-ahad's journey into syria began five weeks ago on a supply route the rebels use to bring weapons from neighboring turkey. >> this is all liberated territory at the moment. >> narrator: the rebels are fighting to overthrow president bashar al-assad. every night the supply route is attacked by his regime's aircraft and helicopters. >> as we're driving, we see another car is coming our way. people crossing back into turkey, refugees. >> narrator: ghaith was on his way to meet up with the rebels who were fighting in syria's biggest city and commerc
. back to washington. >> shannon: secretary of state john kerry wrapping up a whirlwind trip to iraq. he flew to baghdad a short time ago, days after the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in iraq. kerry's mission, press iraqi leaders on ending sectarian violence and urging iran to syria. i'm shannon bream. live from the nation's capitol, america's news headquarters. we go to steve centanni more. >> the central issue is whether iraq's president or prime minister, a shiite muslim is helping to support the assad regime in syria, allowing the over flights by iran. now, if so, that raises serious questions about u.s./iraqi relations going forward. secretary kerry met with iraqi prime minister malkey in his unannounced stroz baghdad today. and those iranian flights were at the top of the agend a. the secretary and the prime minister had a private meeting that kerry described as a spirited discussion. when it was over, the secretary told reporters, quote, anything that supportings president assad is problematic. i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran ar
morning. i'm alex witt. we have big stories at this hour. surprise stop. john kerry visits iraq. the president is back at the white house and the sunday reviews are in. is there success in the middle east? >>> schools are facing a financial meltdown. what could be next? >> decision imminent. could there be a whole new trial for amanda knox in italy? >>> plus, 14 people spanning four states, could it be you? good morning. i'm alex witt. thank you for joining us on this sunday. michael bloomberg squaring off with wayne lapierre on "meet the press". >> i think when you have members that say they think we should have reasonable checks before people are allowed to buy guns, they all support the second amendment as though i do, but there are an awful lot of people that think this is one of the great issues of our times. we have to stop -- >> you just heard mayor bloomberg but he's going to find out this is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people and he can't spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the american public. they don't want him in thei
to be here again. secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east. he is urging iraq to stop letting iran use its airspace to shuttle weapons and soldiers to the syrian government >> for those of us engaged in the effort to see president assad step down and a see a democratic process take hold with a transitional government government according to the geneva communique, for those of us engaged in that effort, anything that supports president assad is problematic. bill: so iran claims the flights contain humanitarian supplies. conor powell in the middle east bureau in jerusalem. first of all who is behind the car bomb, the car bomb hit on the rebel commander? >> reporter: so often is the case, bill, really tough to get accurate information coming out of syria. but it is not clear if it was the syrian regime that launched this assassination attempt or if it was sort of opposition rebel fact -- faction that may have launched attack on the colonel of the he is reportedly in stable condition in turkey after the attack. he was one of the original founders of the free syrian army. it has been so
and intelligence allies in the region not speaking has been a huge, huge problem. so, the president-- john kerry, when he went to archg raon his maten trip as secretary of state, talkedded to erdjuan, and the president when he got here at his very first meeting with netanyahied with brought it up, and has been working it we're told each time they met. so it was set up that they went to the airport. they had a trailer set up, and netanyahi and obama went in and the call was made. and we were all wondering-- it took something like half an hour. and we wondered why so long, why was the president there, why did he get on the phone. what we're told is both netanyahu and erdjuan required the president to be there, for each one that gave that leader cover to do this sort of forced public. erdogan could say president obama has explained that it's very, very important for to us at least cooperate on security intelligence. i need to do this for my friend barack obama, and netanyahu could make the same case for the people criticizing him at home for apologizing to erdogan. >> you mentioned syria. when the
opinion in america is shifting on this issue. "the l.a. times" reports chief justice john roberts' lesbian cousin will not only be one of his invited guests but he's convinced roberts will rule in favor of same-sex marriage. will portman, son of republican senator rob portman, penned a beautiful essay for the yale "daily news" about what it's like to come out but to change your dad's mind on same-sex marriage in the process. people of the westboro baptist church, can't hide from the growing influence of the gay rights movement. directly across the street from their mission stands a gay rights center that's impossible to miss. in other words, the issue of gay rights is now literally at the doorstep of the people most opposed to it. joining us now, chad griffin, president of the human rights campaign, and jonathan capehart, opinion writer for the "washington post" and msnbc contributor. welcome to you both. >> hi, karen. >> thank you, karen. >> jonathan, i want to start with you. you wrote about this today and you said that the, quote, quasi triumphant coverage -- i do love how you turn a gr
sharp criticism at the time. republican colleagues including john mccain called her out on it publically. we invited michele bachmann to come on the program to talk abouter her latest allegations. she declined. the invitation stands open n. the meantime dana bash tried keeping them honest and joins us. you had to chase down the congresswoman. what did she tell you? >> last time i ran after michele bachmann on one of the issues i told you the bad news is she can walk fast in heels. the good news is so can i. h this time she was moving so fast it tested my endurance. i told her i wanted to talk about her speech at cpac, about questionable accusations made about the president's lavish lifestyle. here's how it went. >> i want to ask you is that you said -- you talked about the excesses that he's engaged in, the fact that he has a dog walker which is not true. >> the big point of my speech was about benghazi. this was an absolute disaster a. >> you also made specific accusations about -- >> the secretary of state -- >> spending money that other ps also made. >> the issue is there are four ame
of state john kerry has traveled to baghdad on an unannounced visit that he talks with the premised her. a minister. washington wants baghdad to .top flights the steering coalition refusing to accept the resignation of its leader. ahmed moaz al-khatib stepped down as head of syria's biggest opposition group, saying he felt his hands were tied in the role. ahmed moaz al-khatib led the coalition since september. police say there is no indication of foul play in the death of boris berezovsky. forensic scientists specializing in chemical, biological and radio logical substances found no evidence of unusual activity at the former russian oligarch's home. he was found dead there on saturday. he was once one of rush's demand and opponent of vladimir mansia's richest and opponent of vladimir putin. but hundred 29 people help the far right group, helping with money and forged papers. it was a nazi atrocity that justice forgot. villages massacred in tuscany. it took more than 50 years for the alleged massacre us to be convicted. presidents of germany and italy came together to remember the victim
. we'll keep you posted as we hear more about that. meantime secretary of state john kerry making a surprise visit to afghanistan in an effort, they say to repair fractured ties with that country. glad to have you with us on this monday. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. secretary kerry finishing his middle east trip after a surprise trip to iraq of the he had a special sit-down with afghan president hamid karzai. it was his sixth time in afghanistan since president obama took office. his first as secretary of state. it comes at a krur time as the u.s. brings troops home turning more and more responsibility for security to the afghan government. chief washington correspondent james rosen joins me live now. james, bring us up to date. >> reporter: good morning. every leader between u.s. leaders and hamid karzai seems to be fraught with tension and this one is no different. aides say secretary kerry's talks will not dwell on the karzai's allegations that the u.s. and taliban are conspiring to weaken the afghan nation. rather they will discuss security concerns as the u.s. and nato
national correspondent john king is traveling with the president in amman right now and is joining us now with the latest. it sounds like the president is still a little bit hopeful at least that this can be resolved, iran's nuclear ambitions, peacefully through diplomacy and negotiation. that is the impression i'm getting though he is obviously not ruling out the military option either. >> reporter: that's the delicate challenge for the president. if you just listen to one event like that one today you might think oh, he's playing good cop. then you listen to some of his statements during the trip in israel where he promised the israeli government if necessary if diplomacy fails look me in the eye. i mean it. i will use military force to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. he also said he wouldn't stand in the way if israel wanted to defend itself. so at some points he is muscular at other points more gentle and reaching out. it is the big national holiday, the biggest holiday of the year in iran right now. when he talks about the great civilization he is trying to reach out to t
bank and jordan. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is in amman and joins us live. john, nice to see you. it's pretty low expectations for this trip. the white house careful not to really set a bar very high. any surprises come out of it? >> i think they set that bar so low so they knew they could jump it. there were surprises. the best test is not how high the president feels about improving relationships with netanyahu or giving speech to a people that was well received. first a sober discussion about the syrian refugee crisis and going to petra to visit the ancient ruins. he may feel he's in better standing with the israelis and the prime minister, the question is, every american president in my lifetime has picked up this ball, the middle east peace process and tried to deal with it. bill clinton years on it, george w. bush at the end of his term. we'll see if president obama has success. he came here with a somewhat dysfunctional relationship with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, and they were actually have been frosty in the past and either they're great a
, welcome. john? manchester, new hampshire, independent line. caller: good morning, thank you for taking my call. , thank you foren reporting the facts. i believe almost every person is corruptible. if the media would report the facts, we, the people can make better decisions. -- too many people in [indiscernible] that should be their mission. host: has the story influenced your vote? caller: no, not really. i am a small business owner. so many small businesses have their spouses or relatives there because they can be trusted. i forget who it was that hired both of their daughters because they were cpas or whatever. i would much rather have my niece hannah my money than a stranger. -- handle my money. i think if people had more -- they will be able to make informed decisions. thank you for those thoughts. members of congress have said the same thing. guest: i trust my relatives, i want to have them do this work for me. i think you are right. our job is to write about it. this is why these records are public, and voters and readers can make up their mind about whether they agree or disagree.
, carl levin the democratic chair of the senate armed services committee joined john mccain in calling for airstrikes to stick out the air force and skud missiles, and senator, what should the president do in sear yeah, given all of the complications, and, how important was this raproachment, and, when it comes to the syrian civil war. >> as the speaker said, the situation in syria has been a mess for a long time and is likely to be a mess for a long time no matter what we do. there are deep religious and ethnic differences and the end game is a civil war that will involve ethnic cleansing and a whole list of other things, why would we want to get ourselves directly in the middle of that? the president has decided with no good option, to pursue the best of that bad options, use covert means, allies, transport indigenous groups that are more favorable to us, and with respect to what you said about carl and my friend, john mccain, i would make an exception when it comes to weapons of mass destruction. if we have solid intelligence that chemical and biological weapons are about to fall in
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junior, commander of north american aerospace and norad and general john kelly, u.s. southern command. we also welcome james stavridis. we thank you for your leadership and please pass along our gratitude to the men and women who serve in your commands for their dedication and sacrifices, as well as for the sacrifices of their families whose support is so essential to the success of our military and our nation. since last year's eucom posture, it was likely her last appearance and i am glad that i included the word likely. so now we can thank you. thank you again for your four years as the supreme allied commander, which makes you one of the longest serving commanders in u.s. history. you have been a steady hand during some very turbulent times and we wish you the best in retirement for military service. the witnesses before us represent the united states commitment to defend the homeland to help our neighbors and to come to the collective defense of our close allies in europe. the ability to meet these commitments has been put at risk by the arbitrary budget cuts called sequestration. re
and columbia and at johns hopkins. span more than half a century. one topic they have examined has been the nature communism, totalitarianism, and international security relations during the cold war. increasingly over the past half-dozen years, have been about america's role in the world and a rapidly changing strategic environment and about america's interest looking forward. as aly i would add qualification for today's discussion, unlike most former holders of high office in washington, he has been willing over and over again to step outside conventional wisdom when the issue warranted it, taking some risk with his own reputation. theral mcmaster is one of most prominent of a very small, very easily come a very important class of individuals who have earned the title warrior soldier. he, too, has been willing to critically examine the past, and has done so with such power that rather than in his military career, the work has ultimately advanced it. his ph.d. thesis became a widely influential book. the title gives you some idea of his appetite for straight talk. he is equally known f
jr. general john kelly, u.s. southern command. we thank you all for your service and leadership. please pass along our gratitude to the men and women who serve in your command of their dedication to the nation and for their sacrifices. it is so essential to the success of our military and nation. at the last year hearing i said that it was likely your last appearance before this committee. i am glad i included the word "likely." now we can thank you again for your nearly four years as supreme allied commander of europe which makes you one of the longest serving ucom commanders. you have been a steady hand on the pillar doing some very turbulent times. we all wish you the very best in your retirement from military service. is witnesses before represent the united states commitment to defense the homelands to come to the collective defense of our close allies. our ability to meet these commitments has been cut at risk. the committee is interested in there isrom each operations in readiness in the areas of responsibility. last friday the secretary of defense announced changes to ou
foreign minister a short time ago. secretary of state john kerry really opened the door stating the u.s. does not stand in the way of other countries, whether it's france or britain or anyone else who wants to it arm the opposition. >> so as long as the president assad continues to attack his own people with scuds, with aircraft, with tanks, there is an imambulance in this which is creating more and more refugees. pouring into lebanon and turkey. that is a global catastrophe. >> new report suggests the u.s. intelligence agencies are now gathering targeting data for extremist groups including inside syria itself, shep. >> shepard: catherine herridge in washington. well, federal agents call it one of the biggest art heists in american history. they say a team of thieves walked out of a museum in boston with more than a dozen paintings worth hundreds of millions of dollars. and exactly 23 years for that whole time their identities remained a mystery until today. plus, we now know who was on the private jet that slammed into some homes and forced an entire neighborhood to evacuate. >> wit
, if not boots on the ground, at least a no-fly zone. senator levin and joining senator john mccain there could be surgical astrikes. the president acknowledged emotionally and frankly that it eats at him, the fact he is struggling with the decision about what to do when, as he put it so many women and children are being slate erred. he also said when it comes to u.s. military intervention, you're damned if you do, damned if you don't. >> you question may be suggestings why haven't we simply gone in militarily. and i think it's fair to say that the united states often finds itself in a situation where, if it goes going n militarily. it's cries size it. and if it doesn't do something militarily, people say what why aren't you doing something militarily? >> the president brokered a phone call between the israeli prime minister and the turkish prime minister to patch things up. turkey is another pivotal u.s. ally in the region in trying to find some resolution to the crisis in syria. >> shepard: jordan has its own problems and the king of jordan is under a lot of pressure pause of the syrian refug
around if only we had a peace process? with whom? >> chris: karl levin joined john mccain in calling for the president to consider a irstrikes to teak out the syrian air force and scud missiles. same question i had for speaker gingrich. what should the president do in syria given all of the complications and how important was this reconciliation that the president helped broker between israel and turkey both of whom have a dog in the hunt when it comes to the syrian civil war? >> the the situation in spearia has been a mess for a long time and likely to be a mess for a long time no matter what we do. there are deep religious and ethnic differences here. the likely end game is a civil that are will involve ethnic cleansing and a whole host of other things. why on earth do we want to get in the middle of that. the president decided with no good option pursue the best of that options. covert means and allies and support indigenous groups that are more favorable to us. with what you said to karl and my friend senator mccain i would make an exception when it comes to weapons of mass destr
retired general john allen who commanded forces in afghanistan discusses the progress of the war during his command and the future mission of the u.s. and nato in the country. general allen led the forces in afghanistan for 19 months from mid 2011 through february of this year. he'll be hosted by the brookings institution, and you can see his remarks live later in this morning at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> tonight on "first ladies," called a bigamist and adulterer during her husband's 1828 presidential campaign, rachel jackson chis of an -- dies of an apparent heart attack. house hostess but is later dismissed as fallout from a scandal. and during the next administration, angelica van buren is the white house hostess for her father-in-law, president martin van buren, who is a widower. we'll include your questions and comments by phone, facebook and twitter live tonight at 9 ian on c-span and c-span3, also on c-span radio and c-span.org. >> now,ous foreign affairs -- house foreign affairs committee chairman ed royce on u.s. policy towards the asia-pacific region. in remarks to the her
. >> stephanie: i apologize. and now, the news. here she is, jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. john kerry has made an unannounced visit to afghanistan to meet with president hamid karzai. his first trip to kabul. histic is theth to afghanistan during -- his sixth to afghanistan during president obama's tenure. they're handing over a major detention center to afghan officials. they'll discuss the plan to transfer all afghan security over to afghan forces as troops prepare to leave the country by the end of 2014. the two are likely to talk about karzai's trip to qatr. karzai has been unhelpful with anti-american rhetoric to intentionally keep the nation unstable. chances are they'll discuss that as well. >>> the supreme court is taking up the issue of gay marriage this week. tomorrow it considers the legality of california's ban on same-sex marriage and wednesday it will hear arguments on a provision of the defense of marriage act. it denies federal benefits to same-sex couples. but first today another case worth billions to pharmaceutical companies and american consumer, is it legal
for the internal bleeding. >> naghmeh, what has the state department, secretary of state, john kerry and the president, have they done what is needed or do you want more from them? >> as we discussed in the hearing, the congressional hearing, it's always been a reactive, any statements, anything done have been more answer to a question and we're expecting more of a proactive effort on their part and the statements coming from them in regard to saeed being released and his violation of religious freedom and the way he's being treated. >> we hear reports that he's being tortured and beaten while in prison. i'm curious in the secretary of state did make another-- during the confirmation hearing did make a statement. what is the difference? iran is not impressed with us in any fashion anyway. having the secretary say something else. >> the more commentary, the media, interviews we've done and leaders spoken out the better treatment he's received. now he was moved to a better ward at one point. now he's saying he's got doctors at least reviewing his problems and told he can go to a hospit
the planet and the way he saw it. our own very beloved and hero with the right stuff, senator john glenn. and also senator jake garn, our wonderful colleague who retired many years ago, but was also on the v.a.-h.u.d. committee. and when i first came to the senate, it was senator garn who really along -- was really one of the members of the other side of the aisle that really helped me learn the senate and really gave me a tremendous introduction to the space program. in fact, we went in a bipartisan way to every space facility on this country -- in this country so we could learn what were the great assets we had, how we needed to fund them, and what was the future of the american space program. so we've had three senators who were certified astronauts and actually went into space. we've had other senators that have been in orbit. some maybe still are out there somewhere. [laughter] but i say to my two colleagues, with my -- with my feet firmly on the ground, we want to really thank them for what they're doing really to save the planet. because of the advocacy talked about by the senator
vote for the justices. but maybe, even more chief justice john roberts, 58 years old, likely to be chief justice for a long time. you see how support for gay marriage has surged in the last year. even if he personally may be against it, he's likely to look and see, 10, 15 years, still sitting on the bench, it's going to be 70% support in the country. >> there's an institutional challenge to the court in the astonishing speed that the country has changed its mind. the people are way ahead of the elite. the president, when he ran for president was against gay marriage. the supreme court, was in a generation outlawed sodomy for gay people but not for straight people. they overturned that decision. he doesn't want to be that chief justice caught on the wrong side. at the same time, this is a court and these are justices who i don't think want to declare once and for all the way americans should live. they want to let the people do what the people are doing. >> peggy, justice kennedy in his speech in sacramento this month said, a democracy should not be dependent for its major dec
. thank you. [applause] >> tomorrow on c-span, a former afghanistan war commander, john allen will talk about the war commission in that country. he served as the international security assistance force commander from 2011 until earlier this year and retired from the u.s. military in february. we will bring you live coverage from the brookings institution at 10:00 eastern here on c-span. also tomorrow, a preview of the to same-sex marriage cases the supreme court will hear this week. one on the california posset proposition 8 law. the other on the federal offenses -- federal defense of marriage act. eastern, here on c-span. >> monday night on "the first lady's" called a bigamist and adulterer, rachel jackson dies of an apparent heart attack before andrew jackson takes office. his knees becomes the white house hostess but is later dismissed as fallout from the scandal. during the next administration, angelica van buren is the white house hostess for martin van buren, who is a widower. 9:00s live monday night at eastern on c-span and c-span3, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> now, the hous
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